Endocrine System


follice stimulating hormone, stimulates the secretion of ovarian sex hormones and the development of bubblelike follicles that contain the eggs. stimulates sperm production in the ovaries


luteinizing hormone, stimulates ovulation, stimulatesn the corpus luteum to secrete progesterone


thyroid stimulating hormone, secreted by thyrotropic cells, stimulates growth of the thyroid gland and the secretion of thyroid hormone which has widespread effects on metabolic rate, temperature body rate.


adrenocorticotropic hormone, secreted by cells called corticotropic cells, target organ is the adrenal cortex, stimulates the cortex to secrete hormones called glucocortoids, which regulate glucose, protein, and fat metabolism, and are important in the body's response to stress.


prolactin, lactotropes increase greatly in size and number


growth hormone, secreted by somatotropin, most produced hormone, stimulate mitosis and cellular differentiation and promote tissue growth